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Being an active member or reservist extends to you the following possible education benefits (as your eligibility allows):

  • State Educational Assistance Program (SEAP) is for members of the Mississippi Army Air National Guard.

  • US Department of Defense's Military Tuition Assistance Program is available to active-duty members of the US armed forces, National Guard, and Reserve Component service members in order to pursue higher education in their off-duty time. In general, eligible active-duty service members can receive tuition assistance at a rate of $250 per semester hour (cap) with an annual ceiling of $4,500. The annual limit is based on a fiscal year running from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 with the benefit being paid directly to the school. You can read more about this funding here.

  • Chapter 1606: Selective Reserve Montgomery GI Bill is available to members of the Air Force, Army, Cost Guard, Marines, or Navy Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Coast Guard. Qualifying students can receive education and training benefits through the VA's Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) program.

  • GI Bill Kicker (also known as the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps College Funds) is offered by the Department of Defense through each service branch as part of an enlistment or re-enlistment contract or for other reasons the DOD determines. The College Fund is an additional amount of money that will increase an individual's basic monthly benefit and will be influded in his/her monthy GI Bill payment from the VA. Each service branch (NOT VA) determines who receives the college fund and the amount that is received. It may be necessary to send VA a copy of your College Fund contract to ensure that the correct amount is added to your monthly benefit.

  • MC Military Tuition Rate offers students a reduced tuition rate of $250/credit hour for qualifying undergraduate programs and a reducted tuition rate of $375/credit hour for qualifying graduate programs.